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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 23, 2020

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Sixto Sánchez and Max Fried will start Wednesday’s game at Truist Park in Atlanta. Full game preview and lineups in here.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (28-27) vs. Braves (33-22) game thread. The Marlins’ magic number to clinch a playoff berth is three.

Fish Picks is BACK and better than ever! Our free-to-play daily prop bets contest is open to all fans. The 2020 full-season points leader will be decided this week. Whoever finishes on top gets their pick of three new Marlins-themed t-shirts.

Updated through the Sept. 22 Marlins game

The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you stand.


Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. 3B Brian Anderson
  5. DH Garrett Cooper
  6. RF Lewis Brinson
  7. LF Corey Dickerson
  8. 2B Jon Berti
  9. C Jorge Alfaro

P Sixto Sánchez (2.75 ERA, 3.29 FIP, 22.0 K%, 37.6 Hard Hit% in 36.0 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: The Marlins have yet to use Brad Boxberger, Yimi García or Brandon Kintzler in this series. Expect to see some or all of them tonight if the club has a late-inning lead to protect...Radio producer Alejandro Solana gets you hyped for Sixto’s final regular season start!

Braves Lineup

  1. RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
  2. 1B Freddie Freeman
  3. DH Marcell Ozuna
  4. 2B Ozzie Albies
  5. LF Nick Markakis
  6. SS Dansby Swanson
  7. 3B Adeiny Hechavarría
  8. C Tyler Flowers
  9. CF Ender Inciarte

P Max Fried (1.96 ERA, 2.61 FIP, 22.9 K%, 21.4 Hard Hit% in 55.0 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: Congrats to the Braves on clinching another NL East division title. It’s their third straight, and they have finished in first more than all other NL East teams combined since joining the division in 1994 (15 titles in 27 seasons)...The top half of tonight’s lineup is stacked as usual, but there’s a steep drop-off in power potential from the No. 5 spot onward...Fried remains on the periphery of the NL Cy Young race. However, it’s doubtful that the Braves will push him too deep given his importance to their thin starting rotation and the fact that he missed time earlier this month with back spasms.


How to watch/listen/follow

The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida or MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.

Fish Picks

Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Which starting pitcher gets more strikeouts? (Sixto/Fried)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 hits for Miguel Rojas? (Over/Under)
  3. Will the Marlins steal any bases? (Yes/No)
  4. Will the Marlins use any managerial challenges? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)